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Old 04-29-2011, 07:35 PM
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Can't tell where my coolant is going???

Over the past month I have had to add about a gallon and a half to my 6.0. I cant find any signs of where it could be going. There are no drips underneath the truck, none in the oil, and it is not smoking at all. I just purchased an EGR delete and IPR high flow oil cooler. Going to replace them very soon. Can anyone help me figure out what can be going on? Thanks in advance.
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I am thinking your EGR is not working right. Do you have alot of smoke coming out and if you do is It wet. Also smell you coolant if it smells wierd like exhaust the EGR is no good.
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Louie, sounds like you have a good plan to get things fixed up. You are going to have to pull the turbo off to do your delete. Prior to starting your work get a new HPOP screen and SCT fitting and a upgraded turbo oil drain line, they are all cheap and you will be looking at all of them during the delete.

Also, you coolant is most likely being turned to steam caused by either a clogged egr or oil cooler. Maybe not enough to see white smoke (steam) at this point but buring coolant is not a good sign for either cooler.
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Sorry Louie but Jason is wrong. You are making a big mistake if you put that IPR piece of junk in your motor. It will not cool your oil because the coolant flows through to fast for heat transfer. You have been warned. Stock oil cooler or Bulletproof Diesel. There are no other options worth putting in your truck.
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green can it be understood that i am wrong by choice of words only. I run bullet proof diesel in my truck and fully agree with they are the only one to run however oil cooler and egr cooler and gone.
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Louie, sounds like you have a good plan to get things fixed up. You are going to have to pull the turbo off to do your delete. Prior to starting your work get a new HPOP screen and SCT fitting and a upgraded turbo oil drain line, they are all cheap and you will be looking at all of them during the delete.

Also, you coolant is most likely being turned to steam caused by either a clogged egr or oil cooler. Maybe not enough to see white smoke (steam) at this point but buring coolant is not a good sign for either cooler.
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green can it be understood that i am wrong by choice of words only. I run bullet proof diesel in my truck and fully agree with they are the only one to run however oil cooler and egr cooler and gone.
Sorry Jayson, I didn't want the OP to go ahead thinking he was right on target to fix his truck. He's about to make a big mistake and your first sentence indicates his plan is right on.

Other than that first sentence I agree with everything else you said.

To the OP, quit driving your truck until you fix it or you'll be doing head gaskets too if you haven't blown them already. Your egr cooler is most likely ruptured leaking coolant into the cylinders via the intake manifold. Go to NAPA and pick up some test strips to test for exhaust gasses in your coolant and check the degass bottle to rule out head gaskets.

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check the degass bottle to rule out head gaskets.
Please explain this???????
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:58 AM
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This is the easiest most accurate way to check for blown head gaskets, cracked heads etc. It checks for the presence of exhaust gasses in the coolant.

Block Tester Combustion Leak Test for Blown Head Gasket by Test Tools inc.

or can be had here

https://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/R...&Dk=1&Dp=3&N=0

or I am told you can rent it from Autozone.
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Thank you!
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If you have a blown egr cooler you will test positive for a head gasket leak.
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